CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 18,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector. We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union.
CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled trades people and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third are part-time workers.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour will hold a Political Action Conference on November 1st and 2nd at the NSGEU Conference Center at 255 John Savage Drive, Dartmouth. The conference will run from 9 to 5 on November 1st and 9 to 3 on November 2nd.
Nova Scotia’s health care system is undergoing radical change by the provincial government. These changes include the government’s decision to move from nine District Health Authorities to one provincial board and one board representing the IWK. As a part of this restructuring, the government plans to reduce the number of collective agreements it negotiates with health care unions by requiring bargaining in just four province-wide bargaining units.
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Here's a link to the proposal on Bargaining Associations.
The union representing Crosswalk Guards with the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) says Halifax Regional Police (HRP) has conducted a second survey of the eight crosswalks where guards were eliminated in June.
Once again CUPE Nove Scotia will sponsor an All Committees Conference from October 23-26,2014 at the Holiday Inn, Truro. We are encouraging all locals to send representation to this conference. Click above for full details and registration form.
As you’ve no doubt heard, the McNeil government says it is charging ahead with more legislation that attacks the rights of health care workers in Nova Scotia. Read more here.
Here's a generic letter you can use to write Liberal MLA's about their latest attack on CUPE members.
CUPE members can call 902-424-8941 to register to appear. We encourage as many of you as possible to register.
They will call you back if you are chosen to appear. This part of the Bill's passage could start as early as tomorrow, but as soon as the bill passes Second Reading.
Let your voices be heard on your democratic right to choose your own union!
NOTE: The four health care union leaders have asked for a meeting with Health Minister Leo Glavine today to clarify his comments about the bill and our proposed Bargaining Association.
Leaders of the four health care unions affected by Bill 1 have written to the Minister of Health & Wellness this morning, requesting urgent clarification on his recent comments that government would accept a model of collective bargaining that would see the lead union in each of the four proposed bargaining units conduct bargaining on behalf of all employees in that sector.
Leaders of three of the health care unions in Nova Scotia – CUPE, NSNU and Unifor - have reaffirmed their support of a bargaining association model that the unions proposed to the provincial government in response to health district restructuring.